On average, U.S. residents throw away 4.3 pounds of "trash" per person making up 200 million tons of solid waste nationally. With over 75% of this trash being buried in wastefields and incinerated, our ability to accept more trash using these methods is exponentially decreasing. Landfills would eventually be forced to close and relocate to new open lands bringing their potentially toxic problems closer to our neighborhoods. Cities and counties are left with the burden of covering costs associated with waste disposal.
Waste reduction and recycling ARE sustainable solutions to this problem. Find out how you can participate in saving our environment and making our city a greener, better place to live in.
How Can I Help?
By lowering how much natural resources you use and solid waste you produce, you are preserving the environment for generations to come. Not only does everyone's participation impact Agoura Hills, collectively, we can help make our state, nation, and world be a greener, healthier place.
Here are some quick tips:
- Don't buy products which have excessive packaging
- Avoid using a bag at the store if not necessary
- Have your name removed from mailing lists of products you aren't interested in
- Don't buy more than you need
- Use durable items instead of disposable
- Use your own cloth bag or reuse a brown bag for groceries
- Fix worn out appliance instead of tossing them
- Reuse mailing envelopes and boxes when sending documents and packages
- Use sponges instead of paper towels
- Fully utilize our convenient curbside recycling pick-up program. Throw all of your cans, glass, plastics, newspaper, and mixed paper into the designated bin for pick up every week.
- When you actively recycle, you limit the amount of trash you generate and can save money on your trash bill by requiring a small bin for trash and requesting more recycling bins.
- Use the monthly hazardous waste program to recycle your motor oil, paints, and other potentially harmful products.
- Call 1-888-CLEAN-LA for details on other waste management programs and locations where you can recycle additional solid waste.
Don't Forget the Tires!
Living in the car capitol of the world, we use millions of tires each year in Los Angeles County alone. Recycling tires are beneficial to us AND the environment. They are used for alternative fuel, pavement surfaces, structural support, and padding.
And remember, RECYCLE YOUR WASTE TIRES! Call 1-888-CLEAN-LA or visit http://www.888cleanla.comfor recycling facilities and information.
Many residents and businesses participate in recycling either through their residential collection program or by activities conducting at their business complex. However, people can choose to take their recyclable items such as bottles, cans or newspaper to local recycling centers. These centers collect the commodities and provide cash payment for the items received. It is recommended that you contact the larger recycling centers prior to traveling to the location.
The following information is to assist you with locating recycling centers near Agoura Hills.
8/6/19 NOTE: * RePlanet announces closure of 284 recycling redemption centers in California. Check you local centers prior to bringing your recycling.
BOTTLES AND CANS
Camarillo Recycling Inc
849 Via Alondra Camarillo
CRV Only Store Inc
4324 Cochran St
Simi Valley, 93063
Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station
111 S Del Norte Blvd
Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station Inc.
5275 Colt Street
Recycling Spot of Simi Valley
2660 Park Center Dr
Simi Valley, 93065
Ventura (818) 203-3035
3R Recycling Industries Inc
5956 E. Los Angeles Ave, Unit 3
Simi Valley 93063
2401 N. Rose Ave
1441 Mountain View
521 N. Rice Ave.
Santa Rose Recycling
5243 Mission Oaks Blvd.
TOMRA Pacific Inc/Ralphs #26 - CLOSED
5727 Kanan Rd
Agoura CA 9130
TOMRA Pacific Inc/Ralphs #731 * - CLOSED
23841 Malibu Rd
Malibu CA 90265
TOMRA Pacific Inc/Ralphs #213 * - CLOSED
22915 Victory Blvd
Canoga Park CA 91307
TOMRA Pacific Inc/Albertsons #6369 * - CLOSED
1736 Avenida de los Arboles
Thousand Oaks CA 91360
TOMRA Pacific Inc/Ralphs #9 * - CLOSED
3963 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks CA 91360
TOMRA Pacific Inc/Ralphs #46* - CLOSED
1332 N Moorpark Rd
Thousand Oaks CA 91360
TOMRA Pacific Inc/Vons #1673* - CLOSED
8201 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park CA 91304
It is recommended that you call these facilities to inquire about operating days and hours and specific restrictions
Valley Recycling Center (12.7 mi. from Agoura Hills)
20220 Plummer Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Other items accepted: #1 Plastic (PETE) #2 Plastic (HDPE Clear) #2 Plastic (HDPE Colored) #3 Plastic #4 Plastic (LDPE) #5 Plastic (Polypropylene) +12 more
Camarillo Recycling Inc (16.4 mi. from Agoura Hills)
532 South Dawson Drive, Ste 2
Camarillo, CA 93012
For residents of California only.
West Valley Fibers (18.1 mi from Agoura Hills)
14811 Keswick Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405